Senior Megan Pogemiller bashed a two-run homer in the seventh inning after a base hit by junior Jess Steubing to carry the Geneseo women's softball team to a 6-5 win over #8 Ithaca this afternoon in the first of two games in Clermont, Florida. The Blue Knights jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but the Bombers capped a comeback with a solo homer in the sixth inning to take a 5-4 lead. Junior KK Schaus was 3-4 with an RBI and a stolen base, sophomore Janeanne LePage was 2-3 with a double and first year Sam Trapasso was 1-4 with two RBI. Senior Janine Montera got the win on the mound after allowing six hits and three walks with six strikeouts. In the second game, Geneseo won a 3-1 decision over St. Scholastica as junior Mary Bostwick tossed a five-hitter with 11 strikeouts and smacked a two-run double in the second inning. Geneseo took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on back-to-back doubles by Lexi Williams and Trapasso. In the second, Pogemiller and LePage singled and scored on Bostwick's two-bagger. The Blue Knights move to 3-3 on the season and play UMass-Boston and Western New England College on Thursday.
The women's tennis team continued with their spring trip in Puerto Rico today with a 9-0 blanking of Goucher (Md.) College. Junior Julia Passik and first year Lucy Mehrabyan won 8-2 at first doubles, with the former winning 6-3, 6-0 at third singles and the latter taking a 6-0, 4-0 (Retired) win at second singles. Junior Monica Vieth won first singles, 6-3, 6-2 and teamed with Melissa Baker, who won fourth singles, 6-0, 6-1,.to win second doubles, 8-4. Junior Katie Gayvert combined with sophomore Sarah Shields to win 8-2 at third doubles, with Shields taking fifth singles 6-2, 6-0 and sophomore Katie Talbot capturing sixth singles, 6-2, 6-3. Geneseo is 9-1 on the season and finishes the Puerto Rico matches by taking on Babson on Thursday.
The Geneseo men's lacrosse team, currently ranked #18 in the USILA Division III Coaches Poll, lost by a score of 10-9 in overtime to #28 Keene State this afternoon in Clermont, Florida. Geneseo led 6-2 late in the first half when the Owls scored with 46 seconds left in the second quarter and netted all three goals of the third quarter to tie the game at six. In the fourth, Keene grabbed a 7-6 lead before senior Craig Lange fed senior Scott Cost with 10:26 left to tie the game and converted a pass from Ray Ryan to give the Knights an 8-7 advantage with 9:41 to play. The Owls reclaimed the lead with a pair of goals, but Lange fed junior Brendan Kurpis to tie the game at nine with 54 seconds left. Keene State got the game winner with 2:16 left in the overtime. Lange finished with a goal and three assists, senior Bobby King scored two goals and Ryan added a goal and an assist. First year Ryan Zaremba made 10 saves in taking the loss in nets for the Blue Knights and sophomore Frank DiSanti won 12 of 22 faceoffs. The Knights fall to 2-2 on the season and travel to St. John Fisher on Monday.